Library Programs

Transcontinental RailRoad Talk
Main Library

Monday, Mar. 9, 6PM
or call 518-274-7071.
The 1869 completion of what was then the largest infrastructure project in American history turned the United States into a true continental power and opened the development of our “Wild West.”  Many of the personalities who were prime movers in the project had ties to the Capital District, and our local industrial base provided a number of the necessary parts that made the project possible.

Join us as Michael P. Barrett, Executive Director of the Hudson Mohawk Industrial Gateway, and the Burden Iron Works Museum in Troy, NY, brings history to life. Michael is a member of many of the local historical societies, and has lectured at, or led historical tours
for over one hundred and thirty five different organizations. Among other positions, he is a Board member
of the Lansingburgh Historical Society, a Past President and Editor of the Brunswick Historical Society; a
Past Chairman and Editor of the Capital District Civil War Roundtable; a former member of the Board of
Advisors at the N.Y.S. Military Heritage Museum; and a contributing author

to The Encyclopedia of New York State.


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